Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Neon Yellow Jeans. Make It Work. Attempt #1

Remember how, awhile back, I used shaky impulse-buying logic to convince myself that these jeans would save my life?

Well, today I took a wrong turn on my walk home from the coffee shop, and within minutes, found myself edging along the shoulder of a 50 mile-an-hour road in the pitch dark, balancing my completely impractical Betsy Johnson laptop bag and an overstuffed purse between speeding traffic and a drainage ditch. As I approached a blind curve, I prepared to hurl myself into the abyss to avoid certain death, but then, the beam of oncoming headlights caught my jeans, and suddenly my legs were glowing brighter than a safety vest. I was visible, invincible! The yellow denim lit my way home; oh yes, these pants saved my life.

Finger guns could save your life too.


Anonymous said...

You look SO cute!! And i'm glad you're alive.

echidna girl said...

I think you should promote these as a uniform change for Oregon Road Crews for fashion and safety. They're certainly more hip.

Pret a Porter P said...

haha, you're instincts were right!

Kim said...

If the Sisterhood wore these Traveling Pants, they'd be a lot cooler! (Except Rory; she's cool no matter what she wears.)(And I know her real name is Alexis, but I still call her Rory.)
You were my hero before this, but now nobody else even comes close.

fash said...

god bless illogical impulse buys. sadly, i don't think my blue suede bertie heels will ever save my life...maybe they'll just snag me a rich husband and save me from poverty.

WendyB said...

They're great on you!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're pants "worked." Worked as in they avoided you from a terrible accident. And worked - Tim Gunn style.

TheSundayBest said...

I love that you have
a) framed Volkswagen ads and
b) a pink bust of Beethoven.

hope505 said...

"...these pants saved my life..."

*hahaha!* AND they look cute, too! I like the rolled hems + pumps!

Unknown said...

um, you definitely make it work.

p.s. the verification code down below is "mudderk."

Noël said...

Those jeans are AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

I. Want. Those. SHOES! Please oh please, where did you get them? Are they available anywhere in the Northeast? Being on different coasts, we will never run into each other accidentally wearing them at the same time. Oh and I saw those jeans recently at J. Crew but they were not my size. Bummer.

Lisa said...

The jeans look great on you! I notice your post says Attempt #1...are you going to document subsequent attempts to wear these jeans and what happened to you while wearing them? Inquiring minds want to know!

Yanouchka said...

The betsey johnson laptop bag IS INDEED the most impractical bag I have ever owned lol

Anonymous said...

Geez, Winona, it is A GOOD THING YOU BOUGHT THOSE life-saving jeans. We'd all be crying into our keyboards if you'd be come roadkill ... eesh, makes me shudder to think of it!

GLC said...

This explains why no one was struck by oncoming cars in the 80s!

Katy said...

I really like this outfit, and I'm glad the jeans fulfilled their purpose!

Anonymous said...

Add these jeans to the list of things for which I would have knocked you down in the elevator.

Also love that you have an NG in the shot. And my verification word is dittedc.

LallaLydia said...

Nice product placement there too for your upcoming publications, babe ;) Glad you made it home safe, you and your little jeans, too! *insert wicked witch of the west cackle here*

Kaume'alani said...

I like them on you. Cute outfit.

nicole said...

and they're cute too!

Anthea said...

HAHHAHAH I'm glad to hear you're ok! You look like a million bucks in that suits you :)

Anonymous said...

let's just... be best friends. thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Now you have the rationale to back up your purchase. Maybe this rationale came after the fact, but in the end, who cares when rationale arrives, as long as it arrives?

Hooray for neon yellow jeans.

Katy said...

This is the 2nd time I'm commenting because I was on the UO website and I saw these SLIM (yes SLIM, HALLELUJAH, not skinny) jeans and thought of your quest for slim but not skinny jeans:

TINE said...

Just to let you know, I featured you on my blog for an I LOVE YOUR BLOG award.

Emma said...

This might be weird to note, but do you have badass Liz Taylor violet eyes? Or are those incredibly awesome contacts? Either way, I'm jealous.

daddylikeyblog said...

echidna girl--
I'll definitely let the state of Oregon know about this fabulous idea!

I still call her Rory too! Yes!

I totally believe blue suede bootie heels will save your life and make you rich!

The shoes are BCBGirls from Macy's, and I got them in Washington DC. Check ebay for sure, and good luck!

Best. comment. ever.

I'm glad I got the hell out of there before you could assault me in the elevator!


Those are SO cute! I'm looking at my finances now to see if I can add them to my closet...

I wish! I have green eyes. I think the red eye corrector on my photo editor makes me have Liz Taylor eyes, and I'm OK with that.

MizzJ said...

Haha you always have the most hilarious stories!

Anonymous said...

I saw something on E! News tonight about how brightly colored jeans are the newest Hollywood fashion craze. They showed bright blue, red, dark purple... but said the coolest new color, for only the bravest trend setters, is bright yellow. You've had these jeans for months, no? You are SO ahead of your time, love!

Robo said...

Oh this post elicited a legit laugh out of me after a poopy evening. Yay for yellow jeans! You rock the hell out of them, hands down.

The Spicers said...

I LOVE yellow jeans. My favorite pair got ruined on a rainy muddly trek through Florence and I've yet to replace them. Too bad I missed the J. Crew sale!
They look fab on you!

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